Posts Tagged ‘1968’

Planet Of The Apes – Party, Party Fun Time

Monday, August 13th, 2012

A dance mix interpretation of the original 1968 Planet Of The Apes, complete with a disco ball! The music is a medley of songs from Benny Benassi Presents The Biz- “Hypnotica” album (Get Loose, Satisfaction, Time, I Wanna Touch Your Soul). Found at Vimeo from Bradonio.

Astronauts Falling Like Cats

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Professor Thomas R. Kane conducted an experiment in 1968 to see if astronauts would fall like cats do. These are the results. Found at Brightcove via The Atlantic.

Story Behind The Saigon Execution Photo

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Eddie Adams, the photographer who shot the infamous Vietnam War Saigon execution photo discusses the image’s impact. Found at YouTube from fpzzuuulzgaxd via Holy Kaw!

Soviet-Era Computer-Animated ASCII Cat

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

This computer animation was made in the Soviet Union in 1968. A group of Russian physicists and mathematicians with N. Konstantinov at the head, created mathematic models of the cat and its movement and programmed those models for the computer “BESM-4”. The computer printed hundreds of frames on paper using alphabet symbols and then they were converted to the cinefilm. Found at YouTube from avatarlemon via Julio Ojeda-Zapata.

Robert F. Kennedy Announces The Death Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 18th, 2010

On April 4, 1968, during his presidential campaign, Robert F. Kennedy visited Indianapolis, Indiana. As he prepared to enter the speaker’s stand (a podium set on a flatbed trailer), he learned of the death of Civil Rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. His prepared speech no longer relevant, he commiserated with the inner-city crowd, calling for reconciliation instead of violence. Although there were over fifty riots after King’s death, there were none in Indianapolis, which is mainly credited to Bobby Kennedy’s speech. Found at YouTube from mortyfinkle.

Bullitt – Steve McQueen Car Chase Scene

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

This clip is the famous car chase scene from the 1968 film . This scene set the Hollywood standard for car chases. Steve McQueen did all his own driving with no special effects on the real streets of San Francisco.